Greetings everyone. I used to teach test preparation and English in Bangkok and have since returned to the US for a master's in international relations and business. I often think about a return to Thailand, and wonder if anyone has experience with or knows of the top tier international schools hiring people who have a master's in an area other than education and who are not certified US/UK teachers. Any thoughts?
What if someone had an MA TESOL but wasn't US/UK certified? Would any of the international schools in BKK have any interest, and if so, in what salary range?
Nothing in the top tier, the low tier though...
I know of 'International Schools' along Ram that hire those with B.A's and TEFL certs if they look and act right.
Money's poor, only starting on around 55k, they do help sponsor their teachers for PGCE's though. They also hire specialist teachers such as Art/Music/Science as long as they have a degree in that subject. Again, poor money, but a foot into the Int. School system and a help with the PGCE.
A lot of them hire TEFL teachers in order for EFL classes for Asian students who are joining up or coming from Sing/HK. etc. I know one of the Asian Int. Schools along Suk... I forget the Soi number, but I see them advertising for that position a lot. I had an interview there for another position a good few years and turned it down due to the pay. It's run by a Chinese spinster, and I see those EFL jobs there only pay something like 55-60k. But again, a foot in the Int. School door if you don't mind low wages.What if someone had an MA TESOL but wasn't US/UK certified? Would any of the international schools in BKK have any interest, and if so, in what salary range?
Last edited by The Perfect Present; 15th October 2012 at 19:24.
Guy Manpoof sux nuts for $$.
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Depends I suppose.
Did/Do they help sponsor a PGCE?
I think it's a great opportunity for the average TEFLer (or one who's clued in a bit) to get (well) ahead in the game.
btw, did you get in as a B.A. + TEFL homeroom teacher or a specialist subject (Math, Science, Art, Music etc.) due a B.A. in that field, if you don't mind me asking.
Might be your necktie.
Give me the lackadaisical teaching jobs at a lower rate of pay any day. I despise spoiled rich kids and micro management-minded admins. I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
This is NOT the case for schools who claim to be "international" schools but who are not internationally accredited - they simply have the Thai license as an "International School" and need to follow the same rules as every other k-12 school in the country in terms of teacher recruitment.